Hôtel Sainte-Anne, an iconic Porquerolles establishment and its Place d’Armes was built by the church in the 1910s by Abbot Bozon. A year later and the island was bought as a wedding gift by François-Joseph Fournier, a key figure in local history, for his wife Sylvia. He bought the building soon after and the couple turned the guest house into a hotel.
A little over a century has passed and despite the name change to Villa Sainte-Anne, it's still owned by the same family. The Fourniers' great-granddaughter, Adèle, has been running the show for the last four years. Since its foundation, the hotel has doubled its capacity with the addition of a wing housing the superior rooms and family suites; then a second part in the first wing's extension for the apartments. Villa Sainte-Anne is now a 3* hotel - restaurant with: 25 rooms and 3 apartments with views of the pine forest or square, two indoor rooms, a patio and the large long-standing terrace overlooking Place d’Armes. It feels like a warm and cosy family-run guest house with quality fixtures (bedding, TV, Wi-Fi etc.) that are updated with each renovation. You can't help but relax in the interior's classy Provençal style throughout the establishment. All rooms and apartments are air-conditioned.
A stay at Villa Sainte-Anne means soaking up an institution where you can feel the island's heart beating.
Establishment open April to early November.
Capacity: 25 rooms (standard, superior, suites). Three 35-45m2 apartments sleeping up to 6 guests. Air-conditioning, HD TV and safe in rooms. Small kitchen with microwave and fridge in apartments.
Prices: 100-290€ per night.
Payment methods: cheque/credit card/cash/holiday vouchers.
Holiday tax at extra charge: 1.38€ per person.